Helping address societal problems has always been one of the most important priorities in my work. That is why founding the Secretariat of the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network was a natural thing for me to do. I am happy to see that the decision I made in the past led to the evolution of a Network that creates new values for the society. None of us would be able to achieve that much acting on our own.
I believe that the biggest achievements for the Network are still in the future and that every step, every success is a passage to bigger achievements, but all of them are significant and meaningful. In the immediate future, the organisation will be challenged to manage the growth of the Network’s operations due to the prospect of a regional project funded by the Global Fund. I am certain though that the Secretariat will maintain and actively foster transparency in carrying out its activities, will wisely manage relationships between the Network’s members, rationally allocate resources and set priorities in various countries in order to reduce social exclusion in the region.